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The Learning Center’s 2021 Events Calendar Now Open For Registration!
Adriana Petty

Here you will find our upcoming calendar for the year. With the pandemic still very much a thing in our lives our in-class sessions remain suspended for the health and safety of everyone. Each session listed below is delivered in an online environment.

January 13, 2021
APHIS Core Transition To ACE
Misty Gibbins

APHIS CORE is scheduled to transition to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) electronic reporting system on January 25, 2021. This means it will be mandatory to report APHIS information electronically for those commodities covered under APHIS Core.

January 7, 2021
What Brexit & CUKTCA Mean For You
Gloria Terhaar

Canada and the UK have signed the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (CUKTCA). The CUKTCA preserves the main benefits of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and allows for a continuation of trade and market access between Canada and the UK.

December 21, 2020
Top 3 Blogs Of 2020
Cherie Storms

With 2020 coming to a close, we thought we would take some time to look back on the top 3 blogs published this year.

December 17, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine & The Cold Chain
Chelsea Teal

In recent weeks we have learned of the transportation challenges the COVID-19 vaccine will present, with the temperature requirements being only one of them. With the sheer massiveness of the project, many are wondering if the cold-chain will be affected.

December 10, 2020
Importing Hot Chocolate Is About To Get Easier (YAY!)
Gloria Terhaar

As the weather drops and the sweaters come out, so do the warm and comforting beverages that are oh so tasty. If those beverages contain shelf stable milk products, they will get a little easier to import into Canada due to an announced change by the CFIA.

December 3, 2020
Container Exams | Frustrations And Solutions Continue
Jan Brock

These frustrations have become exacerbated by the pandemic where importers are also reporting both an increase in the number of exams they are seeing, as well as costs.

November 25, 2020
Shipping Gifts Into The US? Here Is What You Need To Know
Misty Gibbins

Each year around this time, consumers ship gifts to clients, friends and family. If these gifts are crossing into the US from a foreign country, there are a few things you should know.

November 18, 2020
3 Tips To Avoid Goods Entering Under A U.S. Customs General Order
Shawna Cranford

What many U.S. importers don’t know is that these goods can only remain at this warehouse for a maximum of 15 days, after which they will be removed and brought to a Customs General Order warehouse. This is a costly expense that can be avoided with these 3 tips.

November 12, 2020
South American Produce: How To Export To The U.S. And Canada In 5 Steps
Ralf Steinberg

If you are a small to a medium-sized grower in South America or Central America, you may be looking to the U.S. and Canadian markets to sell your goods. In this blog we will provide tips on how to get your fresh produce to these large markets in 5 steps.

November 4, 2020